Gary Lee

Professor, MB ChB N.Z., PhD W.Aust., FCCP, FRACP

  • The University of Western Australia (M503), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 5475 Citations
  • 39 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am a respiratory physician with ten years of laboratory and clinical research experience on respiratory diseases following my specialist training. My career plan is to combine translational laboratory research with sound clinical practice to improve care in pleural diseases, which are common and rapidly expanding as a respiratory sub-specialty. My research group works actively on applying results of laboratory research into clinical trials.

Roles and responsibilities

Professor of Respiratory Medicine, UWA
Consultant Chest Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Editor, International Pleural Newsletter
Editor, Respirology

Funding overview

My group has received research fundings from MRC (UK), Wellcome Trust (UK), British Lung Foundation, Oxford Health Research Committee (UK), NH&MRC (Australia) and Dept of Health (WA).

Previous positions

Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Oxford University and Oxford Ctr for Respiratory Med, UK
Senior Lecturer, University College London, UK
Fulbright Scholar, Vanderbilt University, USA

Current projects

We have a range of active laboratory and clinical projects focusing on bacterial infection of the pleural cavity (pleurisy) and management of pleural cancers.

Teaching overview

I have been a regular invited speaker at major international respiratory conferences in 15 countries on topics covering both basic and clinical science.


Translational research in pleural diseases, particularly infective and malignant pleural diseases.


  • Pleural disease
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Mesothelioma
  • Empyaema

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Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Advances in pathological diagnosis of mesothelioma: what pulmonologists should know

Louw, A., Badiei, A., Creaney, J., Chai, M. S. & Lee, Y. C. G., 1 Jul 2019, In : Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 25, 4, p. 354-361 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

BRCA1 Protein
Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p16
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization
Developing Countries

Alteplase Dose Assessment for Pleural infection therapy (ADAPT)-2

Popowicz, N., Ip, H., Piccolo, F., Ahmed, L., West, A. & Lee, Y., Mar 2019, In : Respirology. 24, p. 188-188 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

3 Citations (Scopus)

Bacteriology and clinical outcomes of patients with culture-positive pleural infection in Western Australia: A 6-year analysis

Brims, F., Popowicz, N., Rosenstengel, A., Hart, J., Yogendran, A., Read, C. A., Lee, F., Shrestha, R., Franke, A., Lewis, J. R., Kay, I., Waterer, G. & Lee, Y. C. G., Feb 2019, In : Respirology. 24, 2, p. 171-178 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Cross Infection
Viridans Streptococci
1 Citation (Scopus)

Body composition and nutritional status in malignant pleural mesothelioma: implications for activity levels and quality of life

Jeffery, E., Lee, Y. C. G., Newton, R. U., Lyons-Wall, P., McVeigh, J., Nowak, A. K., Cheah, H. M., Nguyen, B., Fitzgerald, D. B., Creaney, J., Straker, L. & Peddle-McIntyre, C. J., 1 Oct 2019, In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 73, 10, p. 1412-1421 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Composition
Nutritional Status
Quality of Life

Expanding knowledge on non-expandable lungs

Lee, Y. C. G., 17 Oct 2019, In : Respirology.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Projects 2009 2021